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Musicians and singers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 5133

This unit group includes musicians, singers and teachers of vocal and instrumental music. Musicians and singers perform with orchestras, choirs, opera companies and popular bands in establishments such as concert halls, lounges and theatres and in film, television and recording studios. Music teachers teach in conservatories, academies and private homes.

Job Duties for Musicians and singers

Musicians
  • Play one or more instruments as soloists or as members of a musical group before audiences or for recording purposes.
Singers
  • Sing musical arrangements as soloists or as members of vocal groups before audiences or for recording purposes.
Teachers of music or voice
  • Teach technique, interpretation and music theory to students through private or group lessons.
Musicians and singers usually specialize in specific genres of music such as classical, country, ethnic, jazz, opera or popular music.

Working Conditions for Musicians and singers

Work is usually performed in a studio or indoor performance venue, while some performances take place outdoors. Care is taken to avoid hearing loss from high volume exposure.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Accompanist
  • Accordion Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Alto
  • Back-up Musician
  • Baritone
  • Bass
  • Bass Drum Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Bass Player
  • Bassoon Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Blues Singer
  • Bugler
  • Carillonneur
  • Cellist
  • Cello Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Chorister
  • Church Organist
  • Concert Singer
  • Cornetist
  • Drummer
  • Flutist
  • Folk Singer
  • Gospel Singer
  • Guitar Player
  • Harpist
  • Horn Player
  • Horn Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Instrumental Music Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Instrumental Musician
  • Instrumentalist
  • Keyboardist
  • Lied Singer
  • Mezzo-soprano
  • Music Teacher - Musicians
  • Music Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Musical Interpreter
  • Musician
  • Opera Singer
  • Organ Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Organist
  • Percussionist
  • Pianist
  • Piano Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Pop Singer
  • Recital Singer
  • Recording Artist
  • Rehearsal Musician
  • Rock Singer
  • Session Musician
  • Singer
  • Soloist
  • Soprano
  • Street Musician
  • Tenor
  • Trombonist
  • Trumpeter
  • Tuba Player
  • Viola Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Violin Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Violinist
  • Vocal Music Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Vocal Soloist
  • Vocalist
  • Voice Teacher - Music
  • Voice Teacher - Private, Conservatory Or Studio Lessons
  • Accompanist
  • Church Organist
  • Guitar Player
  • Instrumentalist
  • Music Teacher - Musicians
  • Musician
  • Opera Singer
  • Percussionist
  • Recording Artist
  • Rock Singer
  • Singer
  • Vocalist
  • Voice Teacher

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